Composition, Piano, Singing, Music
Where are Lessons Offered
In Teacher Studio
In Student Home
I teach kids and adults to read music but I also teach them how to play in a Rock Band!
Sadly, most students who take the traditional piano lessons never continue playing into their adulthood. So all the good intentions and money their parents spent end up being wasted.
Ask most kids and they will say they want to play in a Rock band, I teach them to do that. But they also need to understand fundamentals of how to read music and understand what they are playing. This is my approach.
I am especially good with kids, my wife and I have 3 boys and I love helping youngsters get confidence.
I love to laugh and have fun with my students in a non-pressured environment. Whether it is Sinatra, Elton John, or Coldplay or Adele I know that nothing lights that fire to learn more than being able to play like someone you've heard on the radio.
These days you will find me at Del Friscos . I also do lots of Corporate gigs and play at Jazz Clubs like Dazzle.
On Sundays you'll find me at Highline Community Church playing for my first love - God. :)
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My Musical Education Background
Grove School of Music - Los Angeles, California (piano and composition)
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Genres and Subjects Taught
Pop, Blues, Jazz, Contemporary, R&B and New Orleans Style piano.
Music Production: Ableton Live, Logic and Cakewalk. Looping and Songwriting.
$100 per month, includes 4 weekly 1/2 hour lessons.
Ages / Skill Levels Taught
6 - ADULT
My Certifications and Awards
Writer for NBC, Signed National Recording Contract and Recorded with the SF symphony orchestra at Skywalker Sound.
My Musical Influences
Ray Charles, Dr. John, Leon Russell
Mr. Brier is way more fun than my old boring piano teacher.